If the dems do not make a strong, strong attempt ... to the point of forcing the republicans to filibuster ... on the budget matters, I will not be voting for any democrat in '08.
Any blogger here knows I advocated giving them a chance, and if they do not seriously follow the wishes of those who voted them into office, I seriously will not vote for them or republicans. Any of them in '08.
Senator Schumer introduced an amendment to S.4 which would have required the inspection of all containers being shipped to American ports, in that within 5 years they all must be scanned for nuclear devices.
All republicans except one, Sen. Specter, voted against the amendment. Wannabe republican Lieberman (I-CT), also voted to not scan for nuclear weapons.
The following democrats also voted against scanning for nuclear weapons, in other words they voted with the republicans who do not give a rat's ass about secure ports: Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Cantwell (D-WA), Carper (D-DE), Conrad (D-ND), Inouye (D-HI), Landrieu (D-LA), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-NE), and Wyden (D-OR).
Yes, the majority of the Senate (58 senators) do not think that scanning containers coming to American ports for nuclear devices is a biggie (link to vote tally).
It is better to spend untold billions on other important things, like destroying nations in the middle east then blaming that destruction on that nation???
The following Senators think that scanning cargo containers for nuclear devices is important: Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Boxer (D-CA), Cardin (D-MD), Casey (D-PA), Clinton (D-NY), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kohl (D-WI), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lincoln (D-AR), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Mikulski (D-MD), Nelson (D-FL), Obama (D-IL), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Salazar (D-CO), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Specter (R-PA), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Webb (D-VA), and Whitehouse (D-RI).